With Trailmates, an extension of our Adventure Club program for children, parents and teenage daughters can establish the foundation for lifelong bonds over high adventure activities and community service while building key leadership skills. The group meets bi-monthly for planning and offers ten events during the year for a parent and teenage child to experience together.
Parents and children participating in Adventure Guides develop strong bonds that support self-esteem and communications skills, setting the foundation for positive, lifelong relationships.
In Adventure Guides, parents and children develop healthy relationships, gain a sense of belonging, and learn the importance of giving back to the community through one-on-one interactions, activities with other families, and community service projects. At the heart of the program are the Compass Points, which give members a sense of direction and an inspiration for activities:
- Family: Family is the “true north“ — the focal point of the program.
- Nature: The natural world and the camping experience within it are integral parts of the program.
- Community: The spirit of the program is experienced through belonging to a small community — the "Circle".
- Fun: Fun is the magic of the program.
The Y’s core values — caring, honesty, respect, and responsibility — make up the other guiding principles of the program.